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BULLYING--social media, peer pressure, mean girls, tough guys, verbal and physical abuse. Students shouldn't face it in any way. Help them to overcome it in the best way!

Barry Lane's book Force Field for Good is much more than an anti-bullying program. Force Field for Good will have your students joyously singing aloud, and working together on projects that promote understanding and tolerance as they grow into empathetic, courageous and compassionate people who make their classroom, their school, and their community a zone of compassion and learning!

Force Field for Good is a year-long curriculum for 30 minutes per month with easy to use, teacher-created life-lessons and exercises. The book includes a DVD
that contains singalong videos, home connection sheets, lesson reproducibles, and much more.

"This not something that can be taught in a day, a week, or even a year, but a skilled teacher can start discussions that can last a lifetime and help students..."
            
Barry Lane and Colleen Mestdagh
             Force Field for Good
 
 


 Book with DVD $25.00

Audio CD of Songs $15.00

Force Field for Good

    by Barry Lane and Colleen Mestdagh
    Book with DVD  For Grades K-5

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Get Teacher Support for Every Book!

      Books For Young Learners      Instructional Value
 with Trade Picture Book Qualities
   
PK-3 collection includes 174 English titles,
82 of which are translated into Spanish

   Books For Young Learners (BYL):

   ● They are interesting and complete stories written by independent
      authors reflecting a childís view and appropriate for a childís reading
      level and stage of development.


    
Books for Young Learners maximize the readerís  learning
       experience
through the proper balance of supports and challenges
       in text, pictures, content, and interest.

   ● BYL books increase in reading complexity and content from
      
emergent, to early, to fluent. And are leveled by Fountas and Pinnell,   
      Reading Recovery, and Descubriendo la lectura (for ESL, dual language)
.
      Ideal for shared, guided, and independent reading in school and at home.

    
Includes fiction and non-fiction, illustrations and photographs
       multi-cultural, themes and genres; in soft covers, 8,12 or 16 pages
       in length in variety of trim sizes and formats.
 
    
Each book has a corresponding Book Note with NEW
      Comprehension Prompts written by Dr. Connie Hebert.
                                   FREE DOWNLOADS
!

Dr. Connie Hebert, literacy consultant and former college professor, is currently a Reading Specialist with Nauset Public Schools on beautiful
Cape Cod.


 As an international literacy consultant, I use many of these Books for Young Learners with children in small group model lessons to support professional development of teachers. I am able to see where children have gaps in key areas of literacy development such as decoding, comprehension, and vocabulary. So I created a way to Ďplugí these gaps with oral or written prompts that support each book and can quickly and easily be used on a daily basis.

On the Book Notes you will see 5 categories of Comprehension Prompts I developed for each of the Books for Young Learners:
 
Finish This Thought (Completion)
Use Your Memory (Recall & Text Evidence)
Whatís Your Opinion? (Reflective Thinking)
Be Creative (Imaginative Drawing & Writing)
Vocabulary Agent (Word Exploration)

Dr. Hebertís mission is to catch EVERY falling reader around the world. She has motivated, inspired, and presented seminars, model lessons, and inspirational keynote addresses for teachers, administrators, and parents in forty-seven states and four countries. For more information, please visit: www.conniehebert.com

 

 

 
Page 2 of the Book Note for the BYL book Moon. Click Book Note for pages 1,2 enlarged.

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When teaching children reading and writing, include STORYTELLING...


Why is storytelling so important
to our development as literate,
articulate, sensitive adults? 

Because stories are at the heart of our humanity and storytelling involves our bodies, our minds,  our understanding of language, and our desire to communicate.

Watch this movie.  Enjoy it.
Isn't it time to bring storytelling
back into the classroom?


SEE FOR YOURSELF from the full DVD A Storytelling Unit in Action, included with the book Children Tell Stories.
Click the Curtain


Children Tell Stories:
Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom
w/DVD Telling Stories: A Storytelling Unit in Action
by Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss        $29.95 Click here
 


Includes: DVD -Telling Stories: A Storytelling Unit in Action-
A compelling 15-minute video that provides:
  strategies for helping children become confident, competent communicators

  demonstrations of storytelling in the classroom

  interviews with teachers, children, and parents

 ● text for 25 printable stories

ALSO by Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss
               4 Books in the Books Young Learners Collection.    Great for young children to use in retelling:

                                                
Two Fables of Aesop   Why Animals Never Got Fire    How Fox Became Red    Tricky Rabbit

    Package $18.00 Click here
    

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  A collection of 82 titles, 8, 12, and 16 pages, fiction and
    nonfiction titles leveled by
Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL).

 DLL has chosen BYL Spanish books for use in their
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 Ideal for ESL, LEP, FLES, Bilingual classes, Immersion,
    and Dual Language programs in the Primary grades.

  Authentic adaptations by professional translators who
    are native speakers of Spanish.

  Help students make the transition to English, or learn Spanish.

  Buy Spanish titles or Spanish/English companion sets.

Send books home. Spanish speaking parents will appreciate the opportunity to read with their children in Spanish and take an active part in their children's education.

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From Shirley Clarke

Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and PracticeOutstanding Formative Assessment:
Culture and Practice
  
by Shirley Clarke

$40.00
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Expires Aug. 18, 2017

 For the past 15 years British academic Shirley Clarke
 has embraced a dynamic definition of formative
 assessment as a set of proven learning processes
 with which students are more likely to become
 lifelong learners.  At the heart of this approach to
 formative assessment is the idea of a learning
 culture, where children and teachers have a
 growth mindset
, self-belief, meta-cognitive skills
 and the belief that all can succeed.
Look Inside           
Table Of Contents and
Introduction  


The Perfect
Complement
Katherine Muncaster
with Shirley Clarke




  "Whatever the learner's age, the curriculum demands, the subject, the educational setting or testing arrangements, formative assessment is always relevant, as it revolves around the only focus that makes any sense: the empowerment of the learner. Once this becomes the prime focus of every teacher and pupil, with formative assessment as the driving and guiding force, outstanding achievement is not only possible, but highly probable."

--Shirley Clarke
 

  Core sections of the book include:

  • Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to be active learners, constant reviewers and self-assessors.
     
  • Ensures teachers start and finish lessons effectively by initially establishing students' prior knowledge and capturing their interest and finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out what has been learned and what still needs to be developed.
     
  • Develops learning by helping students articulate their understanding and focusing on constant review and improvement.
     
  • Focuses on whole-school development including lesson study, assessment policies and stories from outstanding schools.
 
 

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 Growth Mindset Lessons:
Every child a learner
 



   Growth Mindset Lessons:
   Every child a learner

by Katherine Muncaster with Shirley Clarke

2016 pb  226 pages
Item # 558
$40.00 softcover
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"I am passionate about learning and not placing limits on children's learning journeys. Carol Dweck's work clearly demonstrates the impact mindset has on children and their learning: embracing a growth mindset enables children to aspire and achieve their true potential.

In order for children to develop their awareness of mindsets and change their own learning behavior, I believe it is essential that the concept of  mindsets is explicitly taught and explored by children."


                              --Katherine Muncaster

 

Growth Mindset Lessons is an essential handbook for nurturing growth mindset in the classroom. The book provides tried and tested practical classroom activities and strategies to foster the development of a positive growth mindset and effective learning culture. 

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Ralph Fletcher Reflections
copy price $8.00

 

Nikki Grimes
Out of the Dark
copy price $8.00
 
 

Margaret Mooney
Essentially M
 copy price $8.00
 

Author at Work Collection

These soft cover autobiographies are great resources to inform and inspire
children in grades 4 to 7 to develop their own writing skills and style.
The Authors hold the readers' attention with realistic and relatable information.

"They are the smartest and most honest books that I know for children about
 lives of writers.  They are so well crafted because the writers themselves are
talking about their craft."
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Author Memoirs

Established authors share writing
tips & experiences.

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Catch up on your professional reading over summer
with classics from Margaret Mooney
 
 

20% OFF All books by Margaret Mooney
End date of June 30, 2017


Thirty years ago Margaret Mooney wrote a little book for the New Zealand Ministry of Education called
Developing Life-long Readers.  The book came out about the time that she began making periodic trips to the US to work with American teachers.  At the heart of the thinking of New Zealanders and Australians were ideas that continue to have merit. At the beginning of Margaretís book are a set of beliefs:

        Reading programs should be child centered.

        Reading for meaning is paramount.

        Reading must always be rewarding.

        Children learn to read by reading.

        Children learn best on books that have meaning and are
      rewarding.

        The best approach to teaching reading is a combination of
      approaches.

        The best cure for reading failure is good first teaching.

        The foundations of literacy are laid in the early years.

All of Margaret's books build on these beliefs.  The ideas permeated Margaretís teaching in the US for more than 20 years. We need to be reminded of what is truly important in teaching young children. We need to return to inspiring and timeless fundamentals.



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Student Writing Journals PK-3
NOT your old blank composition books!
Stock Up For Fall

These unique resources and their accompanying Teacher's Guides reflect many years of classroom experience Key student supports and prompts are built in to each draft writing book to enrich instruction, support the writing process, and engage students in:
 
  • open-ended writing
  • developing writing skills
  • experiencing authorship
  • recording knowledge and progress over time
  • preserving a collection of written work to share with parents.


Each book is different and Grade appropriate!
Click on each journal to see sample interior pages.

Some of the features that make these draft writing books stand out as unique in their use for the writing process:

  • word lists       
  • lines spaced for revisions
  • editing guides
  • observation notes pages
  • alphabet recognition pages
  • spelling development record                                         
  • table of contents                                                      
  • grammar pages
  • space for graphic organizers
  • author personalizes front and back cover 
    and more! 
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           I Can Write! $1.50
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 Author Autobiographies for Grades 2-5
Ideal as Mentor Texts

                     Meet the Author autobiographies are great resources to help children in grades 2 to 5 recognize and value biography as useful and interesting genre.

Hardback books at paperback prices!
 Buy single copies at $8.00 - Use coupon code MTA17
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  The Meet the Author collection is as diverse in its authors as the authors are in their writing.

 


      
         
MEET THE AUTHOR COLLECTION (MTA)
Full-color photographs and illustrations in 32-page hardcover books

     
Authors take students on a reflective journey through their lives from a writer's perspective and
show them how people, places, and events impact, influence, and inspire their writing.
 
 

For older readers grades 5-7 buy our Author at Work Collection (AAW)
              
   Ralph Fletcher         Nikki Grimes      Margaret Mooney      Jane Yolen       
     

 "They are the smartest and most honest books that I know for children about the  lives of writers.  
 They are so well crafted because the writers themselves are talking about their craft."

                                                      
Isoke Nia, All Write Literacy Consultants

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 Growth Mindset Lessons:
Every child a learner
 



   Growth Mindset Lessons:
   Every child a learner

by Katherine Muncaster with Shirley Clarke

2016 pb  226 pages
Item # 558
 $40.00 softcover  

"I am passionate about learning and not placing limits on children's learning journeys. Carol Dweck's work clearly demonstrates the impact mindset has on children and their learning: embracing a growth mindset enables children to aspire and achieve their true potential.

In order for children to develop their awareness of mindsets and change their own learning behavior, I believe it is essential that the concept of  mindsets is explicitly taught and explored by children."


                              --Katherine Muncaster

 

Growth Mindset Lessons is an essential handbook for nurturing growth mindset in the classroom. The book provides tried and tested practical classroom activities and strategies to foster the development of a positive growth mindset and effective learning culture
in PK-5 classrooms. 

Shop: Professional Books

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Have you seen any of Shirley Clarke's videos?  Several are free to view at her website. 
Take a look.  http://www.shirleyclarke-education.org/videos/
 
 

 


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 Growth Mindset Lessons:
Every child a learner
 



   Growth Mindset Lessons:
   Every child a learner

by Katherine Muncaster with Shirley Clarke

2016 pb  226 pages
Item # 558
 $40.00 softcover

"This book takes the abstract concept of mindsets and turns it into a series of engaging lessons for every year of the primary school.  It provides practical classroom activities and strategies to foster the development of a growth mindset and an effective learning culture."

from the Introduction
Katherine Muncaster

Almost ten years ago,
Shirley Clarke, author and authority on formative assessment, introduced Katherine Muncaster, an elementary school teacher, to the seminal work of Carol Dweck, the Stanford professor credited with developing the idea of growth mindset.  Shirley believes formative assessment and growth mindset produce a stimulating learning environment. Katherine agrees and brings significant classroom experience to her project.

 

Growth Mindset Lessons is an essential handbook for nurturing growth mindset in the classroom.  Couple Katherine Muncasterís book with Outstanding Formative Assessment and the teacher has a pragmatic as well as conceptual framework for changing the way classrooms function. 

 

 

Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice

Outstanding Formative Assessment:
 Culture and Practice

by Shirley Clarke

2014 pb  208 pages
 Item # 556
 $40.00 softcover

"Whatever the learner's age, the curriculum demands, the subject, the educational setting or testing arrangements, formative assessment is always relevant, as it revolves around the only focus that makes any sense: the empowerment of the learner."

from the Introduction
Shirley Clarke
                      

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 LOOKING to Expand or Create Your School
Instructional Book Room?

  
Books For Young Learners (BYL) is the
perfect collection of officially leveled books for grades
PK-3 in English and Spanish to enrich any instructional
book room.
 

 High Quality ● High Interest

 ●leveled fiction and nonfiction titles

 ●wide variety of genre and trim size

 
●engaging text, illustration, and photos

 ●
Book Notes and Comprehension Prompts

  Great Books at a Great Price!



                            

 
Learn how you can use
Books for Young Learners for your instructional book room!

CONTENT AREAS:
ANIMALS * ART AND COLORS * ETHNIC/CULTURAL * LANGUAGE ARTS *  MATH * SCIENCE
 
MUSIC * RECREATION * 
SOCIAL STUDIES / COMMUNITY
 * TALES * TECHNOLOGY * SPORTS * AND MORE!
 

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  In Nonfiction/Informational Text!

  Nonfiction does not have to mean not imaginative,
  especially when it comes to Books for Young Learners!
 

  Engaging nonfiction text tells a great story while conveying
  interesting and factual information about people, places,
  nature, anials, and things;
ideal for your K-3 students.
 
 
Feed their curiosity and you nourish their mind!
 
  
Buy -  Books for Young Learners (BYL) Nonfiction books!

Read the e-book of Turtle Nest  
and other nonfiction BYL books  

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Why
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Many of our informational books offer a distinctive narrative nonfiction quality, which builds on a childís familiarity with story while introducing content.

This transition text supports a student without total immersion in the demands of expository prose. The stories, higher level vocabulary, exquisite illustrations and photos make our BYL books inspiring.
 
Plus -
Our unique Nonfiction Notes at the back of the books provide additional information for the teacher to use with students.

Each book has a Teacher Book Note with NEW Comprehension Prompts by Dr. Connie Hebert  to support instruction.


See Nonfiction/Informational books

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